If you’re like many Americans, you used the wonderful mid-week holiday for sitting in the sun and hanging out with family and friends. If you’re like Nicole at Bramble Berry, you also toasted yourself beyond a nice tan and all the way into a red burn.
Aloe Vera is a herb for minor burns and cuts. In a study published in the Journal of Dermatological Survey & Oncology, 27 people with burns were treated with aloe or with “standard” medical care. The Aloe group took only 12 days to heal compared to the 18 days in the standard care group.
For Nicole, we’ve got her spritzing Aloe Vera directly onto her burned skin every 30 minutes. It’s not providing the cooling effect she wanted, so we’re thinking of dropping in some Peppermint EO for its cooling feeling.